More Ghanaians to play in 2015 Major League Soccer; Goalkeeper Kwarasey and Accam to debut

David Accam

David Accam

The 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) season will witness more Ghanaian interest when the competition commences on the weekend of March 6, 7 and 8.

Apart from the usual torchbearers, Patrick Nyarko, Dominic Oduro and Gershon Koffie, the 20 th edition of the MLS will officially welcome Ghanaian stars Adam Larsen Kwarasey, David Accam and Kwadwo Poku into the league.

Majority of Ghanaians will shift focus on the Eastern Conference where old faces Dominic Oduro and Patrick Nyarko represent Impact De Montreal and Chicago Fire respectively.

Eastern Conference will have new Ghanaian entrant David Accam doing battle for Chicago Fire while youngster Kwadwo Poku plays for New York City FC.

Western Conference will have their fair share of the Ghanaian representation when another old face Gershon Koffie represents Vancouver Whitecaps with goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey, another new entrant, representing Portland Timbers.

Striker David Accam joined Chicago Fire from Swedish side Helsingborg while goalkeeper Kwarasey made a switch from the Norwegian League to the MLS.

Kwadwo Poku played for Atlanta Silverbacks in the North American Soccer League (NASL) before his audacious move to franchise NYCFC.

Meanwhile, some Ghanaian-born Americans will lighten up the season with their natural Ghanaian soccer flair.

Kwame Watson-Siriboe will feature for NYCFC with Kofi Opare doing battle for DC United. While C. J Sapong competes in the colors of Philadelphia Union, Houston Dynamo will parade Kofi Kwarteng Frempong Sarkodie while Gyasi Zardes continues his remarkable LA Galaxy story that has already caught the eyes of coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Ghanaian-born English player, Lloyd Sam is also expected to represent Red Bull in the Eastern Conference.

By Richard Adjei Yirenkyi

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